Fellowship Program

Fellowship Program

Looking to become a certified sport physiotherapist? Gain educational, clinical and field experience with CSS!

Craven SPORT services is pleased to be launching our Sport Physiotherapy Fellowship program in Saskatoon, SK!

The aim of this program is to provide educational, field, and clinical experience through hands-on experience and mentorship to physiotherapists looking to expand their practice in the areas of sport and orthpaedic physiotherapy. Open to both recent graduates and more experienced practitioners, this program is designed to foster physiotherapists who are leaders in their field.

Fellows will exit the program with:

  • Improved clinical skills and competence in the management of sport and orthopaedic injuries in a broad range of populations (including both athletic and general populations, across all ages and stages of the LTAD model).

  • Competence and experience in managing all aspects of athlete health, including pre-season screening, monitoring, injury surveillance, on-field acute injury management, clinical assessment, rehabilitation, and return-to-sport programming.

  • An understanding of and experience with collaborative and interdisciplinary care in the management of both athletic and general populations.

  • Competence and confidence in the management of on-field injuries in a variety of sport settings (collision, contact, combative, non-contact).

  • Experience in planning and organizing event medical coverage for sporting events.

  • A wide breadth of private-practice and community outreach physiotherapy experience.

The Fellowship experience includes:

  • SPC-approved and certified mentors (including Bruce Craven, Rhonda Shishkin, and Adrienne Stinson).

  • Full-time work-weeks, divided by approximately 25 hours of patient time (including in-clinic appointments with athlete and general population clients, as well as off-site event medical coverage), and 15 hours of mentorship.

  • Curriculum requirements for the Sport Physiotherapy Canada practical hours, and the preparation for both oral and written exams.

  • Teaching experience wherein Fellows may develop and deliver content to MPT and Kinesiology students in a classroom setting, to athletes/coaches/parents in a workshop setting, and to PT colleagues for in-clinic in-services.

  • Mentorship opportunities with a wide range of additional healthcare professionals within the CSS Sports Medicine network.

Applicant prerequisites:

  • Successful applicants will hold:

    • License to Practice Physiotherapy in Saskatchewan

    • Professional Liability Insurance

    • Professional Responder Certification

  • CSCS or CEP, though not required, is viewed as an asset

Program details:

  • Duration: 11 months

  • Remuneration: $5,000/month

  • Number of positions: 1/start date

  • Program start dates:

    • January 2, 2020 (ends November 30, 2020)

    • August 3, 2020 (ends June 30, 2021)

Application procedures:

  • Please include the following items in your application package:

    • Letter of Intent

    • Current CV

    • References

  • Application deadlines:

    • January 2 start: October 30, 2019 application deadline

    • August 3 start: March 31, 2020 application deadline

  • Applications may be submitted via email to Rhonda Shishkin, Craven SPORT services Managing Director, at css@cravensportservices.ca

  • Only successful applicants will be contacted.